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The Poverty of Punishment

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Tories take credit for drop in crime

In a recent tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, I asked how long it would take before the Canadian government took credit for the annual drop in crime which was reported this week by Statistics Canada. I didn’t believe any politician would have the effrontery to … Continue reading

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Justice Minister Nicholson: Do you really want to control crime?

October 30 2011 Dear Mr. Nicholson, Like you, I too want our country to be a safe place where criminal victimization is a rare occurrence. However, I have concerns about Bill C-10 which is currently being rushed through Parliament. Bill … Continue reading

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